The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - The Musical Creative

Director
Kim Eskut
Kimberly is thrilled to be working with such a talented group of people. In her spare time...she doesn't have any! Last seen in A Chorus Line (Sheila), Chicago ( Roxie Hart), Wild Party (Madeline True), Bonnie & Clyde ( Emma), Steel Magnolias ( Mlynne ), Addams Family ( Granny Addams ), Guys & Dolls (Adelaide), Frankie & Johnny (Frankie), Texas Chainsaw (Momma), Anything Goes (Irma). Kimberly has been performing on stage & directing for over 30 yrs. She has earned 3 wins for featured actress in a musical for her performances in Cabaret (Fraulein Kost ), West Side Story (Anita ) & Little Me ( The Mother’s). Thanks to The Brecksville Theatre, Diana, Michele, Caron, Julie, the band, Luke, Tricia, Chris & Megan, Myles, Evelyn, light and sound designer and operators, Brecksville Human Services Department, parents and all volunteers. Kimberly dedicates this show to the best man in her life, her dad!
Choreographer
Diana Strongosky
Diana is thrilled to be choreographing at TBT She last performed with BTOTS as Truvy in Steel Magnolias, Mattie Fae in August Osage County and as Chick in Crimes of the Heart. Over the years, you saw her choreography on this same stage in Winnie the Pooh, Snow White, Little Mermaid, Grease, and High School Musical. For 30 years, you saw her singing and dancing at many area theatres such as BW, Beck Center, Greenbriar, WRP, and Willoughby Fine Arts. Some of her favorite roles/shows include, Adelaide in Guys & Dolls, The Wicked Witch in The Wizard of OZ, Chick and Babe in Crimes of the Heart, Bebe in Chorus Line, Patty in Grease, Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday, Robert Ann in Nunsense II, & Velma in Steppin’ Out. She has choreographed and co-directed many shows at her temple and is on the board for TBT. By day, she leads the Supply Chain, Strategy and Innovation initiatives at Sherwin-Williams. She lives in Brecksville with her husband Steve and kids Shane and Alyssa.
Stage Manager/Light Operator
Caron Wykle
Caron is thrilled to be stage managing this show. While she enjoys performing on stage, she truly loves the behind the scenes process of putting a show together. Her previous stage managing productions for this theatre consists of; “Jesus Christ Superstar “, “Steel Magnolias “, and “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”. Many thanks to The Brecksville Theatre Production Staff, the Director, Choreographer and Music Director, and this Amazing Cast! Much Love to Everyone!!
Music Director/Accompanist
Julie Volansky Brown
Julie is thrilled to be back at The Brecksville Theatre, where she has music directed for many shows over the past 25 years. Julie has an undergraduate and graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with the Cleveland Institute of Music. By day she is a Music Minister at Saint Martin of Tours Catholic Church. Julie lives in Broadview Heights and is mom to four fabulous boys. Special thanks to her mom and dad for the many, many years of paying for lessons and for being her favorite audience.
Costume Designer
Luke Scattergood
Set Designer
Meghan & Chris Wallace
Lighting Designer
Frankie Castrovillari
Frankie is a freelance lighting and set designer and is excited to be back at The Brecksville Theatre, having recently worked on Sister Act, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Newsies here. Recent credits include Rock of Ages at the Players Guild Theatre, Harriet Tubman: An American Moses at Magical Theatre Company, and the world premiere of The Story of an Hour (opera) at Kent State University. When not working, Frankie can be found eating pasta and paying for a gym membership that he never uses.
Producer
Patricia Jarosz
Props Manager
Evelyn Stevens
Evelyn has been helping behind the scenes for over ten years and loves the backstage 'Ninja' life. One of her jobs consists of making sure the props are where they belong and the actors have them when they go on stage. She also helps the stage manager in any way she can. Her other theater job is to gather and/or create props to enhance each play. She is thrilled to be continuing her theater experience here in Brecksville.
Sound Operator
Matt Jarosz
Sound Designer
Myles Rapkin

Original Creative Team


The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
Book and Lyrics - Jahnna Beecham
Music and Lyrics -  Malcolm Hillgartner
Based on the Play by Barbara Robinson


Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing.

www.broadwaylicensing.com